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About The Eye

Goharik's Story

She has talent, achievements and aspirations and she has lived with Glaucoma since the age of three. But her optimism and her perseverance have never let her down.

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The global prevalence of
childhood blindness is thought to be around 4%
or approximately one tenth of the prevalence of blindness in adults.

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Is There More Blue or More Red?

Which Inner Square is the Largest?

Which Shape is Larger?

Eye Anatomy

The eye is a complex sensory organ specialized for the gathering of visual information and gives us the sense of sight, allowing us to learn more about the world than do any of our other five senses.

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31% of people in the U.S. need vision correction due to presbyopia or age related "farsightedness."

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Tsovinar's Story

Wounded and bleeding, Tsovinar left her dying brother in the field where the landmine had exploded. Seeking help, the little girl crawled slowly along the ground, somehow able to reach the iron fence that separated the field from the highroad.

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Approximately 2% or 2.2 million Americans 40 years and older have glaucoma.

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Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness from getting worse.

Fact: Wearing contact lenses will not permanently correct nearsightedness. Myopia or nearsightedness is usually an inherited condition, and contact lenses can only be expected to improve vision. They cannot prevent nearsightedness from getting worse.

Myth: Only boys are color-blind.

Fact: It's estimated that up to 8% of boys have some degree of color blindness, whereas less than 1% of girls do.

Myth: It is okay to swim while wearing soft contact lenses.

Fact: No, it is not okay to swim while wearing contact lenses. Serious or potentially blinding eye infections can result from swimming or even using a hot tub while wearing contact lenses.

Armenian Textiles

Few, if any, cultures can claim Armenia’s textile history — a continuous and consistent record of fine textile production from the first millennium B.D. to the present. Armenians today are blessed by the diversity and richness of a textile heritage passed on by thirty centuries of diligent practice, a tradition that was nearly destroyed by the 1915 genocide.

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